The inner life of an "at-risk" teenager, told in an idiosyncratic and often surreal manner. A key film by Sid Davis, who is beginning to emerge as one of the great unsung talents of educational filmmaking. Shot in working-class Inglewood, Hollywood and other parts of the Los Angeles basin.
March 27, 2006 Subject:
"Age !3" an excellent film
Made in 1955. Today, a boy bringing a gun to school and threatening the students would get in more serious legal trouble. Besides that situation, I found the film was well done. The acting, direction, and filming was good. Gaining back a feeling of love certainly is an essential element in growing up to be a normal, happy adult.
October 11, 2003 Subject:
There's Sid Davis.. And then there's this.
Simply awesome melodrama about a kid who loses his mother and then starts his downward spiral, striking everything in his path down. I am guessing this was the coup de grace for Sid Davis, as this film tries with some really creative cinematography, angles and acting from the lead, who was REALLY quite good. Unfortunately, everything else suffers (but in a good way). The dubbed voices sound like they are coming from 2 people only, the other actors in the cast don't shine as the lead, and there's some rather weird directorial flourishes you wonder if old Sid was tipping his hat to Ed Wood Jr or Dolores Wishman. Nevertheless, I can't reccomend this movie enough, and of course is a MUST SEE on this site!
August 28, 2003 Subject:
Age 13 (Part I)